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Public Health (Drainage of Trade Premises) Act 1937

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9Production of plans, and furnishing of information to local authorities

(1)The owner or occupier of any land on or under which is situate any sewer, drain, pipe, channel or outlet used or intended to be used for discharging any trade effluent into a sewer of a local authority, shall, when requested in writing so to do by the local authority,—

(a)produce to the local authority all such plans of the sewer, drain, pipe, channel or outlet as the owner or occupier, as the case may be, possesses or is able without expense to obtain, and allow copies of the plans so produced by him to be made by, or under the directions of, the local authority, and

(b)furnish to the local authority all such information as the owner or occupier, as the case may be, can reasonably be expected to supply with respect to the sewer, drain, pipe, channel or outlet.

(2)The owner or occupier of any trade premises from which any trade effluent was, at any time during the period of one year ending on the third day of March, nineteen hundred and thirty-seven, discharged into a sewer of a local authority, shall, if requested by the local authority in writing so to do, furnish to the local authority such information specified in the request as he can reasonably be expected to supply with respect to the nature or composition, and the volume, of the trade effluent discharged as aforesaid from those premises during that period, and with respect to the rate at which it was so discharged.

(3)Every person who fails to comply with this section shall be guilty of an offence and shall, for each such offence, be liable to a fine not exceeding five pounds and to a further fine not exceeding forty shillings for every day on which the offence continues after conviction therefor.

(4)This section shall have effect as from the passing of this Act.

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